Each year, as the winter starts to shake off a cool breeze in the Houston area, we emerge back into the streets and neighborhoods that we are proud to call home. We mark our calendars with some of the finest local attractions, of which we want to share 5 of our favorites:
- Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park- March 29-31, 2019
The Bayou City Art Festival at Memorial Park kicks off spring as Houston’s premier outdoor fine arts event. More than 300 national artists working in 19 artistic media are juried and invited to show and sell their original art at this event. (713) 521-0133.
2. Art Car Parade- April 13, 2019
More than 250,000 spectators line downtown’s streets to view this parade, which showcases Houston’s most outlandish folk art creations on wheels. The Fruit Mobile, a 1967 Ford station wagon, started the craze in 1986. Truly a sight to see, the parade is produced by the Orange ShowCenter for Visionary Art. (713) 926-6368.
3. Texas Crawfish & Music Festival- April 27-28, 2019
The 33rd Anniversary of the Texas Crawfish & Music Festival, the largest and most established crawfish festival in the South, returns for one weekend of family-friendly fun featuring live music on three stages, tons of bands, hundreds of vendors, carnival rides, interactive games and activities for kids of all ages, as well as 25 tons of the best Cajun Crawfish. (800) 653-8696.
4. Pasadena Strawberry Festival- May 17-19, 2019
A barbecue cook-off, a beauty pageant, arts and crafts, live entertainment, teen battle of the bands and the world’s largest strawberry shortcake are all part of the Pasadena Strawberry Festival. (281) 991-9500.
5. Comicpalooza- May 10-12, 2019
Comicpalooza is a four-day sci-fi and fantasy extravaganza in Downtown Houston. Join celebrities such as Star Trek’s George Takei and Hercules’ Kevin Sorbo for this multi-platform event that brings together comics, fantasy, horror, steam punk, New Media, movies, film, gaming and of course sci-fi.
These festivals usually bring out some of that springtime color we are used to seeing before we are completely caught up in the heat of summers soon to follow. Did our list make the cut? You tell us! Comment below with your favorites either new or long-standing!